Science historian Lorraine Daston to guest lecture at LMU
How did knowledge diverge from faith? How might the history of objectivity and epistemic categories at the beginnings of modern scientific inquiry be depicted? These questions are fundamental to the research of Professor Lorraine Daston. The Director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin will deliver a guest lecture entitled “Time, Observation, and the Scientific Self in Early Modern Europe” at LMU on 7 June at 6 p.m. This lecture is part of the event series hosted by the Collaborative Research Center “Pluralization and Authority in Early Modern Europe” and will take place in the Historicum of LMU Munich, Schellingstraße 12, Room 001.
Professor Daston studied at Harvard, where she subsequently taught. After positions at Princeton and Brandeis Universities, she became a professor in Göttingen in 1990. Since 1992 she has been a professor at the University of Chicago. Since 1995 she has been a Director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, as well as an honorary professor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin since 1998.